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JustAnEngineer
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Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:27 pm

https://hothardware.com/news/get-an-ama ... y-hot-deal

I like the dot. I’ve got an older one plugged into an ancient set of 2.1-channel PC speakers that sound better than the full-size Echo.
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:06 am

Echo Dot is much better than google h mini
 
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:58 pm

That's a steal. Amazon is giving these away recently!
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm

LOL, it gets a "very creepy" rating...

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/

Portal wins with "super creepy".
 
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:15 pm

We have ours configured to opt-out of any human review of any voice interactions. It still does a good job of hearing me yell at it from under the car in the garage, even over music.
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:43 am

Its creepy rating changed to 'not creepy' but privacy is still not included. I know its convenient but do people still use smart cameras in place of actual CCTV? There are so many cases when baby monitors get hacked.
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Re: Amazon Echo Dot for $9

Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:49 pm

Our security system is all IP-based webcams without the ability to call home (well, some of them try, but they're blocked at the firewall). I don't want a "smart" camera that won't work when the Internet connection is down.
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